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Review: Magpul MOE Grip for AR Platform

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To be honest I often scoffed at the idea of spending my hard earned money on an aftermarket grip for my AR. I mean – it’s a just a grip, right? The standard AR grip has been around for decades and should be just fine. Well – several months ago I happen to have a few extra bills padding my wallet(rare occurrence) and was down in Columbia, SC at Palmetto State Armory. They had an

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I was just thinking….

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Not really sure why I started thinking about this tonight. When I was 14 years old I was an avid reader of SURVIVE Magazine and American Survival Guide. Yeah – maybe being 14 and worried about a nuclear war between the Soviets and the United States was a bit unusual but I was not the usual teenager. Anyways I really looked forward to a new issue coming out every month,

I can still remember many

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Truth About Wolf Ammo

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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

 

 

 

From the Supply House: Here are a few popular survival & preparedness items available at deep discounts on Amazon. Many items are available with Free

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SHTF ONE GUN DEFENSE

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****This post originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen in its original form HERE.

 

BY GREG RENTCHLER, Editor at Large

thesouthwesttactical.com

I’ve been spending a lot of time at my BOL thinking about a one-gun solution for defending the family in time of SHTF. After much discussion with my survival family and colleagues, we collectively concluded that there is no such thing as

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COOL VIDEO!!! Burris Eliminator on a .22 LR

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The Burris Eliminator is one of the highest tech optics available – not cheap either. This video shows one mounted on a tricked out Ruger 10/22. Cool stuff!

Rourke

 

 

Initial Evaluation: New Frontier LW-15 Polymer AR Lower

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Several weeks ago I received a New Frontier LW-15 polymer lower for testing – and to build another AR. I know many may scoff at the use of polymer in an AR lower – much the same way traditionalists rolled their eyes at this new plastic gun that came out years ago – called a “Glock”. That plastic gun turned out to be OK. I was originally attracted to the New Frontier due to their

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Review: Armasight SPARK (CORE) night vision monocular

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Right up front let me say that night vision, since its inception, has probably been the greatest force multiplier ever developed for the common fighting man. It is almost cheating, it gives such and advantage to those so equipped, either in defense on a perimeter or out actively patrolling.

Any level of night vision capability is going to give you a great advantage at night over those who do not

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Three years, thousands of rounds, and lots of fun – the S&W M&P15-22 Carbine

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Three years ago I bought my Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 and have enjoyed it ever since. In fact -I am planning to buy another. This semi-automatic, magazine fed, AR-clone has served me well. I have found it to be accurate and extremely reliable.

When thinking back to the many times I have shot the M&P15-22 the first thing that comes to mind is accuracy. I have never mounted an optic so the original

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Building your own gun for SHTF

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In prepping there are few things more important than protecting the lives of yourself and your loved ones. It’s your duty to ensure their safety by any means necessary even in the toughest of times. As a prepper you probably own a firearm (or several) as a means of defense for you and your family.

What happens however, when the government comes to take away your guns? How will you protect the

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S&W Shield 9mm……on the way

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I have been looking for a new pistol to allow for better concealed carry than my full size Smith & Wesson M&P9. I have really struggled making a choice. I tend to be too analytical making decisions. Possible candidates have included a Kel-Tec PF9, Ruger LCP in 9mm, and an assortment of Taurus models. Price range is in the $400 region which rules out most revolvers (which I am not really interested in), any

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Want an AR-15 and on a budget?

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The AR-15 is an extremely desirable and frequent choice of survivalists and preppers. It has very low recoil, easy to operate with minimal training, excellent accuracy, and very reliable. The AR is typically light and maneuverable – compared to many hunting type rifles. Ammunition and magazines are widely available as well as numerous accessories to allow personal customization.

Years ago when looking to purchase an AR there were only a few manufacturers and costs were

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Video of the Week: The 80% AR-15 Lower Do it Yourself Instructions

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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

Recently a video was published here showcasing one method to complete an 80% polymer AR lower. Here in this video an aluminum 80% lower is

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Video of the Week: Milling 80% Polymer Lower

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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

 

Building AR’s from the ground up using non-registered 80% lowers is becoming more and more popular. Due to the ability to build a non-traceable firearm

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Washington Times reports soldiers have to modify M4 to make it reliable

The M4 is a fantastic weapon and many thousands of soldiers and contractors use and love it. Regardless – there is evidence that many soldiers are modifying their weapons to make them more reliable and accurate depending upon the conditions of use. I have heard of military policies disallowing the use of high quality accessories such as Magpul PMAG magazines – and NOT allowing our servicemen the best equipment to do their jobs.

Washington Times reports soldiers have to modify M4 to make it reliable

Gun control efforts are not over

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Yesterday there was another terrible shooting involving multiple victims in a public place. Three people dead including the shooter at a mall in Maryland. On January 9th a student was shot in a high school in Tennessee. On January 13th a 71 year old ex-cop shot a man for texting in a movie theater. The next day a student at a Middle School shot two of his classmates with a shotgun. On the same day

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Need some PMAG’s?

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I just found that Brownell’s is having a special sale on Gen 2 Magpul PMAG’s for $10.79 each. Excellent price on a fantastic magazine.

Just wanted to pass it on.

Keep your powder dry!

Rourke

Top 3 firearms when on a budget…..

In today’s volatile economy there are many out there preparing for bad times ahead and are frustrated due to tight budgets. Firearms are expensive but a very necessary part of any preparedness system.

My opinion on this subject changes from time to time. New firearms are brought to market, political “storms” can influence selections, and, well….personal preferences just change sometimes.

For those looking to build a budget battery of firearms –

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On the .300 BLACKOUT……perhaps the perfect battle rifle…..

The following is another entry into the ModernSurvivalOnline Preparedness Guest Post Contest running through the end of July. Prizes include:

First Place winner will receive – The Power Pot V Thermoelecric Generator from Directive21.com, a Deadwood Cook Stove from Deadwood Stove Company, a Paladin Go Bag provided by SurvivalGearBags.com, CampingSurvival.com is providing the following: eGear Ready Kit 300 Survival Kit , one eGear Jolt USB Mini-Light , and an eGear 10 Day Lantern. Total value

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SHTF ONE GUN DEFENSE

****This post originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen in its original form HERE.

 

SHTF ONE GUN DEFENSE

BY GREG RENTCHLER, Editor at Large

thesouthwesttactical.com

 

 

I’ve been spending a lot of time at my BOL thinking about a one-gun solution for defending the family in time of SHTF. After much discussion with my survival family and colleagues, we collectively concluded that there is

Continue reading SHTF ONE GUN DEFENSE

Thoughts on ammo availability…….

I received the following note from frequent contributor D. –

 

Various calibers of ammunition are now starting to make an appearance on the marketplace. (Natchez Shooters Supply, Midway USA, etc) Most are still selling for 3 to 4 times the pre-panic pricing. Unless you would like to forever pay an extortionate price for ammo, I strongly suggest, WAITING! If you can hold off on your purchases until prices fall to below $.50 a round

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Guest Post: You’re doing it wrong. Another article on gear…gun gear

You’re doing it wrong. Another article on gear…gun gear.

By Solomon Shorter

 

I know what you’re thinking right after you read the title. Another guy that thinks he’s going to tell me what gun I need or the type of training I need to defend my family in a SHTF situation.

Nope. Not me. That’s a personal decision and all I can do is wish you well.

What I

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Irish-7 on Arsenal and Gear…….

What follows is an edited and updated version of an article that Irish-7 wrote and had published over at SurvivalBlog.com. The original version can be seen here – http://www.survivalblog.com/2011/09/a_survival_battery_and_gear_fo.html.

 

Arsenal and Gear

by Irish-7, Editor-at-Large

First, a little background and base information. I am a retired US Army First Sergeant with over 30 years of military service. I have performed multiple jobs of my lengthy

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Brownell’s 30-round magazines in stock….

Hey all –

Wanted to pass on to those of you who are looking to pick up some magazines for your AR-platform firearm. Brownell’s has several versions of their reputable AR/M4 magazines in stock and for very good prices.

Their 30 round aluminum magazines is currently available for only $13.99. It does not appear there is any limit.

I have several of these and they have worked great for me. For

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Guest Post: COMMUNITY FILE #5 Training day!

This is another of my “Community files” that I send out to my retreat group. It and the others I have posted here may be of use to you in planning training for your group. D.

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Training day!

Although all of the construction that needs done is very important, this is more so.

Most if not all of you have no military experience let alone combat experience. If I do not try

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